Resource & Recovery Events

***Please Note: The following upcoming events are date and time specific; information may change and there is no guarantee that the agencies or organizations offering these events will still have services or resources available. The most current events and most updated resource information is best found by calling 2-1-1 or texting your zip code to 898211.  For people outside of Butte County, call 1-866-916-3566 to connect with a Butte 2-1-1 resource specialist**

Please consider checking with event providers to ensure event availability prior to attending. Due to the evolving situation regarding COVID-19 many events have been canceled, postponed, or are being held virtually.

(Event 05/15) Fishing Derby- Town of Paradise, Butte County Fish and Game Commission, Miller Glass and FFF Sports-  Annual Free Fishing day for kids, ages 15 and under. Prizes will be given for the largest fish caught, demonstrations, raffles, hot dogs and chips will be provided. Some fishing gear can be provided if participants do not have their own.  Please note: this event is scheduled to occur regardless of potential weather impacts. For more information please contact, the Town of Paradise at: 530-872-6291 Or visit: https://www.paradiseprpd.com/fishing-derby-2021 WHEN: Saturday, May 15th from 6am-2pm WHERE: Paradise Lake, Lucretia Road, Magalia

(Event 05/15) 60th Annual Red Suspenders Day – The Gridley Area Chamber of Commerce- The Gridley Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding their 60th Annual Red Suspenders Day celebration. The event will feature various activities, food, and live music. Entrance is free, but there may be fees associated with vendors and activities. Due to COVID-19, participants will be required to wear a face covering and practice social distancing. Schedule of Activities:

  • Little League Pancake Breakfast: 7am-10am
  • Pony Plop Bingo: Tickets go on sale at 8am and will run until 12pm.
  • Petting Zoo and Pony Rides: 8am-3pm
  • Farmer’s Market: 8am-3pm
  • Venders: 8am-3pm
  • Car and Motorcycle Show: 8am-1pm
  • Bid Races: 9:30am until the bids end
  • Disney Princesses: 10:30am-12pm
  • Parade: 11am-12pm, the parade will begin on Virginia Street
  • Live Music: 12pm-3pm
  • Fireman’s Games: 1pm-3pm
  • Tri Tip Dinner: 4pm-7pm

WHEN: Saturday, May 15th from 7am-7pm WHERE: Daddow Park, Virginia Street between Hazel and Sycamore Streets, Gridley

(Event 05/15) Butte County Fire Recovery Wellness Events – Integrative Healers Action Network and Paradise Hope Center – Providing free massage therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, naturopathic medicine, and clinical homeopathy services to fire survivors.  Wellness Event on May 15thJoe Acciaioli (LCSW) from Walk With a Doc will be presenting ‘Healing Depression and Anxiety with Mindfulness’ before the wellness event begins. The presentation begins at 10am and will also be available to view live on Facebook via Paradise Stronger’s page. Link to Paradise Stronger’s Facebook page: https://bit.ly/3fdzoIE WHEN: Saturday, May 15th (10 am, presentation begins) wellness events: 11am-3pm WHERE: Paradise Hope Center, 311 Circlewood Drive in Paradise

(Event 05/18) Survivor to Survivor Roadmap to Recovery Workshop – United Policyholders-Offering a webinar for wildfire survivors where trained United Policyholders volunteers with personal experience recovering from previous wildfires share practical tips for loss recovery and coping with insurance claim obstacles. Registration is required. Register online at www.uphelp.org/may18WHEN: Tuesday, May 18th at 7pm WHERE: Online. See above for registration details.

(Event 05/20) Free Virtual Workshop : Resume and Applications – Alliance for Workforce Development- Offering a free workshop on resume building and application assistance. Participants will learn how to create and update a resume, write a cover letter, and receive tips on how to make their resume and application stand out. Registration is required. Please register using the following link, http://bit.ly/2YHaTvtWHEN: Thursday, May 20th from 2pm-4pm WHERE: Event will be held online, register using the link above.

(Event 05/20) Buying a Replacement Home Without Leaving Money on the Table – United Policyholders- Offering a webinar for 2018/2019 wildfire survivors where trained United Policyholders volunteers provide guidance on maximizing insurance benefits when buying a replacement home. Registration is required. Register online at www.uphelp.org/may20  WHEN: Thursday, May 20th at 4pm WHERE: Online. See above for registration details

(Event 05/25) Help Me Grow Butte Learning Session: Is Your Child Ready For Kindergarten? – Help Me Grow Butte- Help Me Grow Butte will be offering a learning session where participants will learn how parents and guardians can prepare their child for learning and how completing an online questionnaire will help them and their child’s teacher best prepare them for kindergarten. All parents, caregivers, and anyone providing services to children age zero to five in Butte County are invited to participate. Every parent that attends will receive a FREE summer learning kit and be entered into a drawing to win a Scholastic School Readiness kit. Advanced registration is required. Register online at https://bit.ly/3vxOPSl. WHEN: Tuesday, March 25th from 5:30pm-6:30pm WHERE: Online. Registration is required. See above for registration details.

(Event 05/26) Upper Ridge Community Plan Workshop #3- Butte County & North Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) (Virtual)- Offers a free virtual meeting where individuals can interact with other participants to review and discuss initial concepts and potential improvements developed by the project team after Workshop #2. Registration via Eventbrite is required by May 25th. Information on how to join the Zoom meeting will be sent via Eventbrite one day prior to the workshop. Register online: https://bit.ly/3eU8J34 WHEN: Wednesday, May 26th from 6pm-7:30pm WHERE: Online. See above for registration details

(Event 05/27) But I’m Not Ready to Go Home- Challenging Hospital or Skilled Nursing Care Discharges-How To Appeal- Medicare Zoom Presentation Series – Passages Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP)- Passages Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) is providing a virtual workshop about challenging hospitals or skilled nursing care discharges.Particularly their rights for denials of coverage. This workshop is part of Passages and HICAP zoom series on Medicare.  The workshop is delivered via zoom. Registration is required. WHEN: Thursday, May 27th from 10:00am-11:30am WHERE: Online through Zoom.  Registration is required. Please call (530) 898-6716 to register. An email address will be requested to confirm the registration and receive the links to join the workshops.

(Event 05/27-05/30) The Memorial Day Weekend Carnival and Food Festival-Silver Dollar Fair, Butler Amusements- Offering a Family friendly Carnival which includes a Shark tank exhibit, music concerts, a Brass Band,  Carnival,  Fair Food, Auto Racing and Fireworks on the last day.  Fees vary for each venue.  Age restrictions may apply for Carnival rides. Current Covid guidelines apply for attendees on grounds and during events. Due to capacity restrictions;   Tickets must be purchased online. For more information: silverdollarfair.org/ Phone: 530-895-466 Purchase tickets online: silverdollarfair.org/p/tickets WHEN: Thursday, May 27th through Sunday May 30th. Thursday & Friday from  4pm-11pm, Saturday & Sunday from 11am-11pm  WHERE: 2357 Fair Street, Chico

(Event 06/15) Upper Ridge Community Plan Workshop #3- Butte County & North Valley Community Foundation (NVCF)- Offers a free meeting where individuals can interact with other participants to review and discuss initial concepts and potential improvements developed by the project team after Workshop #3. These concepts and improvements will be incorporated into the Draft Plan to be released for public review in Fall 2021. Time and location for this meeting are to be determined. For more information, visit: https://www.buttecounty.net/dds/urcp  WHEN: Tuesday, June 15th (time is TBD) WHERE: Location is TBD

(Event 06/16) Butte County Fire Recovery Wellness Events – Integrative Healers Action Network and Paradise Hope Center – Providing free massage therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, naturopathic medicine, and clinical homeopathy services to fire survivors. WHEN: Saturday, June 19th from 11am-3pm WHERE: Paradise Hope Center, 311 Circlewood Drive in Paradise

(Event 06/24)I Can’t Afford My Medical Costs-How To Save on Medical Prescriptions and Care- Medicare Zoom Presentation Series – Passages Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP)- Passages Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) is providing a virtual workshop about how to save on medical prescription costs and care. This workshop is part of Passages and HICAP zoom series on Medicare.  The workshop is delivered via zoom. Registration is required. WHEN: Thursday, May 27th from 10am-11:30am WHERE: Online through Zoom.  Registration is required. Please call (530) 898-6716 to register. An email address will be requested to confirm the registration and receive the links to join the workshops.

(Event 07/17) Butte County Fire Recovery Wellness Events – Integrative Healers Action Network and Paradise Hope Center – Providing free massage therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, naturopathic medicine, and clinical homeopathy services to fire survivors. WHEN: Saturday, July 17th from 11am-3pm WHERE: Paradise Hope Center, 311 Circlewood Drive in Paradise

Weekly Events

(Mondays) Paradise Community Guilds– Meets every second and fourth Monday of the month to provide support and information, including help with insurance, addressing trauma, fire-resistant building methods, community emotional support, and community building. Open to all Paradise residents impacted by the fire. Located at Lotus Guide Center, 6268 Skyway, Paradise. Hours, every second Monday at 5:15PM for a potluck, with a presentation at 6pm. Business meetings begin at 7pm. On fourth Mondays at 5PM, Paradise Community Guilds will be presenting their new film series, “Conscientious Projector.” The public is invited to both events. Questions can be directed at 530-762-1490, by email at: paradiseguilds@gmail.com, or online at http://www.nortonbuffalohall.com

(Tuesdays) African American Family & Cultural Center- “Soul Sessions”- Every Tuesday from 3pm – 4pm, the KOYO Media Project will be hosting a discussion on how events going on in the world affect the African American communities. Join on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/aafcc.oroville/

(Tuesdays) African American Family & Cultural Center “Creature Creation Sessions”- Creature Creation Sessions with Taz Yamaguchi is an art program that will teach participants ages 10-18 how to paint, draw and create their own artwork. This program will be every Tuesday beginning Oct. 6th from 3:30pm to 4:30pm via Zoom and is supported by the Butte County Office of Education’s Teaching Artists in the Schools program with a grant from the Sierra Health Foundation. To reserve a spot, call AAFCC at 530-532-1205.

(Thursdays) Paradise Alliance Church – Community Dinner- Offering a free dinner to the ridge community Thursday nights from 5:30pm-6:30 pm. Dinner may be picked up at the North Side Drive Thru. The Paradise Alliance church community dinner is available to Camp Fire survivors and all interested individuals. Located at 6491 Clark Road, Paradise. The church office is temporarily closed, questions can be directed via email to: churchoffice@paradisecma.org

(Thursdays) Downtown Chico Business Association- Chico Farmers Market 

Offers seasonal Thursday night farmers Market and street festival in downtown Chico.  Farm-fresh produce, food, artisans, live entertainment, jump houses, and special children’s activities.  CalFresh recipients can use tokens for designated food produce vendors; first exchange EBT food stamp dollars for tokens at booth at 3rd Street and Broadway.  Tokens are not interchangeable between other farmer’s markets. Thursdays, from 6pm-9pm, On Broadway from 2nd to 5th street, downtown Chico.  For more information please call:  530-345-6500. Or visit: https://www.downtownchico.com/event-thursday-night-market_16.htm Every Thursday night, beginning Thursday, May 6th through Thursday, September 16th. 

(Fridays) Concert in the Park Series- Feather River Recreation & Park District– Feather River Recreation & Parks District is hosting their 15th annual Concerts in the Park series. The Concert in the Park Series offers a way for family and friends to gather in local parks to enjoy live music performed by bands. Every Friday evening (beginning Friday, June 18th) from 6:30pm to 8pm at Riverbend Park in Oroville. This year’s series will run from Friday, June 18th through Friday, August 13th. Located at River Bend Park, 60 Montgomery Street, Oroville. Applications are now open for bands interested in performing during the concert in the park series, see online here: www.frrpd.com/concerts-in-the-park